Jim Johnson has won the Republican nomination for Denton County 431st District Judge, according to unofficial election results from the Denton County Elections Office.
Johnson, 59, had received the most votes in the March primary election for the judicial seat, but the three other candidates on the ballot split the vote enough so that he didn’t get more than half the vote. The top two vote-getters, Johnson and attorney Derbha Jones, faced off in the primary runoff election Tuesday.
Johnson, an attorney from Plano, received 9,381 votes, which is 62.5% of the 15,010 total votes cast in the race, according to the county elections website. Jones received 5,629 votes, 37.5%.
Johnson will face Diana Weitzel, the only Democratic candidate, in the November election to replace Jonathan Bailey as District Judge of the 431st Judicial District.